Acquired Dyson V8 Animal vacuum cleaner

Acquired Dyson V8 Animal vacuum cleaner.
The Dyson V8 Animal stick vacuum is engineered for homes with pets. Captures dust, animal hair and allergens.

I got one of these at Bed Bath & Beyond for $239.00 which was one of the better deals I’ve seen recently. I was loathe to try out yet another vacuum cleaner and didn’t have much hope that anything could win against the inimitable German Shepherd Lily. However, I don’t think I’ve ever seen our carpets cleaner! I think the first pass at the living room rug took about two whole dogs’ worth of hair out. How did I manage to live without this for the past two years. 

Now if I could just get the Furminator version of this vacuum so we could get it at the source…

German Shedders Unite!

Replied to a tweet by Robin DeRosa (Twitter)

We got Lily, a German Shepherd rescue, almost a year ago this month in the same situation. Hit by car with pelvis, legs, and ankle broken (while pregnant). She’s also awfully sweet too given her past trauma. But be prepared for all the shedding! #germanshedder

I had a long hair cat named Tycho (a Maine coon/Russian Gray mix?) for 12 years, and I don’t think in his entire life he shed as much fur as my German Shepherd Lily has shed in the past two weeks. (This doesn’t count the 20 pounds of fur I’ve bushed off of her with a Furminator in the past week either.)

Time to buy a robot vacuum cleaner I think.